China’s Dynasties and Their Achievements


Shang Dynasty

1600 BC - 1050 BC

the first official Chinese Dynasty

Zhou Dynasty

1046 B.C. - 256 B.C.

The longest lasting dynasty that founded the Mandate of Heaven and the time of Confucius

Qin Dynasty

221 BC - 206 BC

The dynasty who started the Great Wall of China

Han Dynasty

206 BC - 220 AD

China’s Golden Age that founded the civil service exam and saw the opening of the Silk Road

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Invented and traded important technological innovations and more women learned to read

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Founder of the dynasty comes from the poorest background of all emperors and created the Forbidden City. The next emperor isolated China

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1911

Manchu takes over China and it is the last dynasty